A New Hotel Tower will be added to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
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May 10, 2011
A blizzard collapsed part of the roof at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa last
winter. Instead of repairing the damages, the casino will now use the site to
build a new hotel tower.
Owned by the Cherokee Nation, the casino will be adding the new tower that will
cost 52 million dollars. 100 new guest rooms will be added to the facility.
Currently, the casino hotel offers 356 guest rooms. With the addition to the new
tower the hotel will have the largest guest room count in the area.
Below the guest rooms of the new tower will be an additional gaming area,
dining, and entertainment center. The new gaming area will be 10,000 square
feet. The dining and entertainment area will be 45,000 square feet.
Plans also call for a new pedestrian bridge that will take guests from the north
parking lot to the lower tower. Guests will also be able to enjoy the new food
court. Also, in the new entertainment area, a 2,700 seat amphitheater.
The focal attraction for the lower part of the tower will be "Media Bar". It
will be located on the mezzanine level. Guest will be able to enjoy television
screens that will be in a circular pattern. The screens will be visible from the
inside of the bar as well as the lower gaming floor.
Construction is expected to begin in a month. The project is expected to last
one year. The lower section of the tower is estimated to take about nine months
The casino is also hopeful to attract conventions and conferences with the new
space since more hotel rooms will be available.
20 to 30 jobs will be added to the hotel when it opens.
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